I have a happy snowman
His name is Frosty Fred
He decorates my garden
While I stay warm in bed
Is anyone else starting to get silly, or is it just me? It’s still only early December and I must admit I’m not looking forward to a long winter despite writing my happy snowman poem. Or maybe I am, as it means I’ll have an excuse to stay in and craft.
Once again today’s winter project uses a combination of retiring and carryover products.
I started by making the large snow panel as the Whisper White Craft Stampin’ ink takes a little while to dry.
The gorgeous snowflake images are from the Frosted Foliage Stamp Set which is now retiring and only available while stocks last. After stamping the image all over a piece of Night of Navy Card I set it aside to dry.
Next I used individual dies from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out some Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I set these aside to use later.
Next I needed to prepare my card base from a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I chose a happy snowman from the Snowman Season Stamp Set and Seaside Spray ink to stamp him with.
First I stamped the snowman in the bottom right corner on the front of my card base. Then I stamped him in the same place on the front of a layer of Whisper White Card. Finally I stamped him on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
I initially thought I should colour the images with Stampin’ Blends but I used them just the other day. So instead I reached for my Watercolor Pencils. Of course as I’d used Stampin’ Up! regular ink pads I couldn’t add water to the pencils, but that wasn’t a problem. Instead I simply decided to use them as standard coloured pencils.
For my snowman’s carrot nose I used Pumpkin Pie, and his scarf and hat had a some added Pacific Point. Finally I coloured in a few shadow areas using the Basic Gray pencil.
All I had to do to finish my card was use Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the snowflake panel to a piece of Seaside Spray Card. Then I glued my die-cut letters on top before fixing the panel to the front of the card base.
Then with the Whisper White layer glued to the inside I was done.
It goes without saying that I love this happy snowman image, and the contrast between him and the bold snow panel. In fact I like all the images in the Snowman Season Stamp Set and I’m really happy that it, and the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch, are not retiring.
Sadly though the Let It Snow Specialty paper that was part of the same suite has already sold out. Make sure you check the Year End Closeout section of my online store in case something you really wanted is now only available while stocks last.
For more Snowman Season inspiration here’s a selection of my earlier blog posts:
- Anything but the wind
- Snowman Season sneak peek
- Torn edges for a different look
- A surprise twist on the retiring list
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Frosted Foliage Stamp Set
- Hand-Lettered Prose Dies